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Definitions of bid

  1. ask for or request earnestly; " The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
  2. make a demand in card games, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; " He called his trump"
  3. an attempt to get something; " they made a futile play for power"; " he made a bid to gain attention"
  4. ( bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
  5. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
  6. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  7. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
  8. invoke upon; " wish you a nice evening"; " bid farewell"
  9. make a serious effort to attain something; " His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
  10. propose a payment; as at sales or auctions; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  11. propose a payment; " The Swiss dealer offered $ 2 million for the painting"
  12. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; " He called his trump"
  13. of Bid
  14. To make an offer of; to propose. Specifically : To offer to pay ( a certain price, as for a thing put up at auction), or to take ( a certain price, as for work to be done under a contract).
  15. To offer in words; to declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance, etc.; as, to bid one welcome; to bid good morning, farewell, etc.
  16. To proclaim; to declare publicly; to make known.
  17. To order; to direct; to enjoin; to command.
  18. To invite; to call in; to request to come.
  19. imp. & amp; p. p. of Bid.
  20. An offer of a price, especially at auctions; a statement of a sum which one will give for something to be received, or will take for something to be done or furnished; that which is offered.
  21. To pray.
  22. To make a bid; to state what one will pay or take.
  23. imp. & p. p. of Bid.
  24. To make an offer of; to propose as a price; to offer for; to invite; to offer or express by words; as, to bid a welcome; to command; to order or direct.
  25. To make an offer; to offer a price.
  26. An offer of a price.
  27. Bade or bid.
  28. Bidden, bid.
  29. Bidding.
  30. To offer: to propose: to proclaim: to invite: to command:- pr. p. bidding; pa. t. bid or bade; pa. p. bid, bidden.
  31. To ask for: to pray ( nearly obs.).
  32. Bid or bade.
  33. To offer; invite; command.
  34. To offer; command; order.
  35. An offer to pay or accept a price.
  36. Bidder.
  37. An offer of a price, as at an auction.
  38. To invite; to command; to offer; to propose; to proclaim; to wish. To bid beads, to pray with beads. To bid fair, to open or offer a good prospect; to appear likely.
  39. To tell to do; to request; to offer a price; to wish.
  40. An offer at an auction.
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Quotes of bid

  1. The Japanese keenly learned from Western civilisation in a bid to modernize and preserve the nation. – Akihito
  2. Beauty is the disinterested one, without which the ancient world refused to understand itself, a word which both imperceptibly and yet unmistakably has bid farewell to our new world, a world of interests, leaving it to its own avarice and sadness. – Hans Urs von Balthasar
  3. There were two things going on: 1) I had already established in my own mind where I wanted to go with the next series, and having James around as a Grey Eminence would have complicated matters. He had had an amazing life and it was time to bid him good -bye. – Raymond E. Feist
  4. The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. – Khalil Gibran
  5. Bid me to love, and I will give a loving heart to thee. – Robert Herrick
  6. How did Abraham know that it was God that bid him offer his son, being a breach of the sixth commandment? – Anne Hutchinson
  7. To lead a country, you must periodically hold a national consultation in which people representing different programmes can make a bid for power. – Tahar Ben Jelloun
  8. Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid – Soren Kierkegaard
  9. Consequently many large railroad systems of heavy capitalization bid fair to run into difficulties on the first serious falling off in general business. – John Moody
  10. So when we go into a large hardware bid there is usually a services component that is part of that. So as we enter these deals, we tend to talk about the capabilities and what else needs to be done, and from there the bid might expand beyond hardware to the services. – Kevin Rollins
  11. Bid then, the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine. – George Santayana
  12. And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart. – Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  13. He may not enter anywhere at the first, unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come, though afterwards he can come as he please. – Bram Stoker

Usage examples for bid

  1. They bid us to be subject not only for wrath, for fear of punishment, but for conscience sake. – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens
  2. And he being pleased with some work I had done that day, did bid me take ten of my best men, make my choice of ten horses from his train, and ride post haste to the relief of my house and my lady. – Cedric, the Forester by Bernard Gay Marshall
  3. He found the bid was real enough. – Plunkitt of Tammany Hall by George Washington Plunkitt
  4. Then bid me farewell, O my soul, and go! – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. I bid him good night and went to bed. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  6. Yes; we went up to bid her good- bye. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  7. Aunty Rose did not notice that Carolyn May did not venture to the door of the sitting- room to bid either Uncle Joe or Miss Amanda good- night. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  8. I did as she bid me. – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  9. You do as you are bid and leave me. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. Ask no questions but do as I bid you. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  11. " You'll have to bid higher. – Out of the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  12. I said that I wished to bid grandmother good night before retiring, and they allowed me to go towards the bed; but before I reached the middle of the room they, after glancing quickly at each other, changed their minds. – The Story of a Child by Pierre Loti
  13. Also to bid you good- bye. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. " Now, young man," said the stranger, " will you go and do as you're bid – The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. I want to bid you good- bye, I said; I shall depart in the morning. – The Diary of a Man of Fifty by Henry James
  16. I will stand in the doorway, and do you bid your daughter speak. – Clementina by A.E.W. Mason
  17. Mr. Castlemaine did not seem to enjoy Purvis's conversation, and he moved into the hall, to bid his guests good- night. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  18. I do not even know whether I can bid you farewell a second time? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  19. Stand up and bid – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  20. I have a right to bid you dance with me. – M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." by G.J. Whyte-Melville

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